Vegetarians have always had a difficult time finding something to eat when they go out for dinner in Havana, but in recent years, that has changed. More and more vegetarian restaurants are opening, and they are giving people options that have barely existed before.
Here are the top 10 vegetarian places to eat in Havana:
- O’Reilly 304
There is a little bit of a war going on over O’Reilly 304, as people cannot decide which is better, the vegetarian options on the menu or the gin cocktails. Everyone will need to go for themselves, so that they can see how amazing everything that they create tastes.
- Azucar Lounge
This is not an exclusive vegetarian restaurant, but they do have multiple vegetarian dishes that everyone can order. Previous guests have loved their falafel, pesto pasta, and even their grilled vegetables.
- Oasis Nelva Café Creperie
Everything that is cooked for the crepes is done in olive oil, so no vegetarian will need to worry about accidentally getting any animal fats into their diets at this restaurant. Diners will love the assortment of vegetables and fruits that they can have placed in their crepe and they will also be pleasantly surprised at how filling each one is.
- El Shamuskia’o
This is also not a strictly vegetarian restaurant, but they do have the option of having each and every dish made into one. Everyone loves the aubergine lasagana, the vegetable kebabs, and the stuffed tomatoes.
- Buena Vista Curry Club
There are not too many restaurants within Cuba that serve Indian food, and this is probably the only Indian one that offers vegetarian options as well. Diners can get their fill of their favorite vegetarian dishes complete with the spicy curry that they love.
The vegetarian dishes in this restaurant are served with a view of the park right next door. All their dishes have an Iranian flavoring, which is perfect for those who want something different to eat.
- La Rosa Negra
There are many traditional meals within Cuba, but La Rosa Negra chooses to prepare vegetarian options without using any meat fat. They also have a large variety of cocktails that they serve and each one compliments the meals wonderfully.
- El Bambu
El Bambu can be found behind the National Botanical Gardens and most people go there for their self-service salad bar. However, they also prepare some warm dishes that are just as amazing.
- California Café
The food at California Café is prepared with a Californian and Cuban fusion flair and while they do serve meat, their vegetarian options are plentiful. Some of the favorite vegetarian dishes include bruschetta, fried roots, chickpea burgers, and their infamous roasted eggplant tower.
- Dona Eutimia
Again, this restaurant does serve meat as well as vegetarian and vegan options, but they do take their vegetarian customers seriously and always cater to their needs. This has been noticed by many, which is why a reservation is almost always needed to dine here. Two of the favorite vegetarian dishes include rice and beans and their ropa vieja chickpeas.
These are the ten best vegetarian restaurants in Havana and it is nice to see that the options are becoming more plentiful in this part of the world.